Let's see what our feature artist has to say and dig in the pictures. She's got an excellent eclectic collection of copper jewelry :)
1. Can you tell me a bit about yourself/family and where you're from?
Well lets see, I'm 26 years old. I've been married to my husband Charles for nearly 7
years, we have one son Westley Russel, who will be 2 in feb.
Born and raised in the Central Valley of CA.
2. How & when did you started falling in love with copper and jewelry making?
I first fell in love with making jewelry about 4-5 years ago. My husband knew I loved hand made things, so he got me a Fire Mountain Gems catalog. I went crazy!! I didn't have the money to buy anything from them so I went to Michaels. I knew from that day forward that I was going to make jewelry.
My love for Copper came about quite suddenly, I had always liked wire wrapping stones. So once again my husband being so thoughtful tells me "Babe if you want some copper wire there is a whole spool outside from the old well" I almost cried when I saw how much there was. Over 100' of 3 strand copper wire!! So I started making rings, & pendants.
3. How would you define your style? What/who are your inspirations?
I would say my work is Eclectic, some might say Strange, and that is also somewhat correct. I like different, unusual, out of the ordinary!
I get my inspirations from nature, I see all the beauty around the world and try to make it fit into my jewelry.
4. Do you have any other shops besides Etsy?
I have sold on Ebay for over a year off and on (fees are too much now), I sell out of my house from time to time depending on the season.
5. How did you first discover Etsy?
Once again it was my Husband! He was looking for electronics when he came across a place to sell hand made items, and signed me up.
I would say that without him I'd be in some miserable profession!
Wow..you have read what Uniccarrius has to say about how she began her journey in jewelry making and insights to her life.
You've even seen some of the arts she's created, so go visit her shop and see what else you can find there. It's always a suprise!